Steve Hargadon: Podcast – “Thought Stopping and Patron De-escalation” + Dangerous Situations Webinar

“My matter for this 50 % hour, is variety of a enjoyment one particular, it is a thought identified as considered halting, which I’ll clarify in some depth. And some de-escalation applications for your toolkit with patrons that are a very little little bit of a lighter contact, and may perhaps be related to the considered halting idea which kind of throws them off guard and will get them again down to a grounded fact with you, particularly when they’re ranting or specially when they are out of regulate in their dialogue or conduct. So let’s get started out…”

Hear to the audio right here. 
While Dr. Albrecht’s two times-monthly podcast and blog site posts are out there for free of charge, as are our regular mini-conferences and all the conference recordings, we also offer a series of Dr. Albrecht compensated webinars and recordings which are readily available for particular person or group viewing here.

We also invite you to our upcoming paid webinar, March 31st: “Harmful Scenarios: Handling Authentic Troubles and Maintaining Every person Secure,” partwork of the Library 2. “Essential Librarian” Sequence with Dr. Albrecht.


A 60-moment schooling webinar introduced by Library 2. and hosted by ALA writer and library provider, security, and safety specialist, Dr. Steve Albrecht.

At times library personnel are confronted with a scenario that goes beyond uncomfortable or tough and is possibly, or basically, hazardous. These can be behaviors that are outside policies, are not permitted in your Code of Perform, are illegal, or are even even worse.

We all hope that we will not have to experience demanding psychological wellbeing crises, very seriously-problematic substance abuse, violent conduct, a bomb menace, an active shooter, or some other serious crisis, but we have to have to be organized to preserve ourselves and our patrons risk-free if we do.

This overview session on how to answer step-by-stage to dangerous circumstances in the library is a further in our “Essential Librarian Sequence,” made to be shown to new employees and leaders and to provide a refresher for all who get the job done in the library. A discussion information, as very well as the presentation slides, will be accessible to all who participate.

Day: Thursday, March 31, 2022, at 2:00 pm Japanese Time


  • $99/person – involves any-time access to the recording and the presentation slides and to receive a participation certification. To organize team discount rates (see under), to post a invest in buy, or for any registration problems or queries, email [email protected]
  • No cost for individuals on particular person or group all-accessibility passes (see underneath).

TO Register: Click HERE. You will first will need to be a member of Library 2. (no cost) and be logged in. Make sure you click on “Sign Up” on the prime suitable and we will approve you immediately. You can pay out by PayPal or credit card, and will receive immediate and permanent entry to the webinar recording. If you have any difficulty registering for a webinar, if you will need to be invoiced, or if you have any thoughts, you should email [email protected] Be aware: you should test your spam folder if you do not obtain your affirmation electronic mail suitable away.

Unique Team RATES (electronic mail [email protected] to organize):

  • Multiple individual log-ins and obtain from the exact group compensated collectively: $75 each and every for 3+ registrations, $65 each individual for 5+ registrations.
  • The ability to clearly show the webinar (stay or recorded) to a team found in the exact bodily locale or in the identical digital conference from a person log-in: $299.
  • Large-scale institutional obtain for viewing with individual login ability: $499 (hosted either at Library 2. or in Area of interest Academy).


  • All-obtain once-a-year passes include things like obtain to the recordings of all of Dr. Albrecht’s former Library 2. webinars, additionally reside and recorded obtain to his new webinars for just one year. These are hosted either at Library 2. or Area of interest Academy (if most popular).
  • For a $499 personal all-access yearly go to all of Dr. Albrecht’s reside webinars and recordings for a person 12 months, you should click on in this article. 
  • Inquiries for all-access organizational contracts should really be directed to [email protected]

Due to the fact 2000, Dr. Steve Albrecht has properly trained countless numbers of library employees in 25+ states, stay and on-line, in provider, protection, and safety. His applications are quick, entertaining, and offer applications that can be place to use instantly in the library workspace with all styles of patrons. In 2015, the ALA revealed his ebook, Library Protection: Better Communication, Safer Services. He is presently composing the sequel, The Protected Library: Retaining Staff and Patrons Secure in a Altering Entire world.

Steve retains a doctoral degree in Business Administration (D.B.A.), an M.A. in Stability Management, a B.A. in English, and a B.S. in Psychology. He is board-accredited in HR, safety management, personnel coaching, and danger evaluation.

He has published 24 publications on business, safety, and leadership matters. He lives with 7 dogs, two cats, and three chickens.

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